Rotimi, the actor and singer-songwriter known for his roles on the Starz series “Power” and “Boss,” has re-upped with Empire music group, the company announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, although it is described as “multimillion”-dollar agreement. Rotimi signed with the company for distribution last year.
The announcement also notes that after COVID-related delays, the video for his single “In My Bed” (featuring Wale) is scheduled to be released at the end of August.
He appears with Eddie Murphy in “Coming 2 America,” scheduled for release in December.
A New Jersey native of Nigerian descent, Rotimi (real name: Olurotimi Akinosho) has released three EPs, “Jeep Music Volume 1,” “Walk With Me” and “The Beauty of Becoming” (the first on 50 Cent’s G-Unit label, the latter two via Empire) along with four mixtapes, “The Resume,” “While You Wait,” “Royal Wednesday: and “Summer Bangerz.” He also dropped an EP of acoustic versions in April.
“It’s an artist’s dream to have control over their journey, and to partner with a label that fully commits to that dream is a reality that I’m grateful for,” Rotimi said in a statement. “Their belief in me and support of my visions have been amazing and I’m looking forward to continuing this collaboration on an even higher level.”